• The world fractures when cohesion is vital

    Tony Walker     |      April 14, 2020

    The further splintering of an international consensus and retreat from a globalising world as individual states look out for themselves may well prove one of the enduring consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Australia in a post-COVID-19 world

    Allan Gyngell     |      April 14, 2020

    COVID-19 has done more to close borders, reverse globalisation, decouple supply chains and marginalise multilateral institutions than the most fervent efforts of the world’s populist nationalists.

  • Gaia’s revenge

    Mark Beeson     |      April 14, 2020

    If this crisis does nothing else, it ought to dramatically bring home to us how deeply interconnected we are with the natural environment upon which we ultimately depend.

  • Rebuilding the wall around the world

    Roman Darius     |      April 14, 2020

    Narratives of isolation and self-sufficiency have arisen in attempt to curb the spread of disease. Like the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and the migration crisis of 2015/2016, the Coronavirus pandemic is likely to feature as a catalyst in the shift towards deglobalisation.

  • Getting the right balance in fighting COVID-19

    Jim Molan     |      April 14, 2020

    The government’s response to both Covid-19 and climate change strikes a balance between managing risks and mitigating costs to maintain a strong economy and protect the livelihoods of working Australians.

  • Lessons from the front line

    Freya Norman     |      April 14, 2020

    Reliable information is one of the most crucial things that employees in any organisation require in uncertain and unsettling environments – such as the one now facing many organisations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • How to quarantine yourself at home

    Isabelle Dubach     |      April 14, 2020

    You can reduce your household’s risk by following these tips from UNSW medical researcher Dr Sacha Stelzer-Braid and collaborator A/Prof. Euan Tovey.

  • COVID-19, like Spanish flu, will hit poor nations the hardest

    David Uren     |      April 14, 2020

    Horror videos posted on social media last week underline the extreme vulnerability of emerging nations to the novel coronavirus.

  • COVID-19 and the complexity of connectivity

    Evelyn Goh     |      April 14, 2020

    Like the Global Financial Crisis, this pandemic shows the costs of connectivity can outweigh its benefits. The trade-off between connectivity and resilience – society’s ability to bounce back from systemic shock – will have to reassessed in the future to prevent similar catastrophes.

  • Beware the second wave of infection

    Nic Geard     |      April 13, 2020

    Australia appears to be getting on top of the coronavirus outbreak, but relaxing the social distancing regulations too early could see a second wave of community infections unravel all the good work that’s been done.

  • What will the “new normal” look like?

    Jonathan Liberman     |      April 11, 2020

    With governments bringing in strict measures to control the spread of COVID-19, there’s a growing sense that the new post-emergency ‘normal’ may be very different from the way we lived before.

  • How are you doing?

    Jane Fisher     |      April 11, 2020

    How well are you managing under these unprecedented health restrictions? A 10 minute University survey, open to everyone over 18 in the country, is looking for your input to find out how the country is coping.